Workplace bullying and mobbing: Recovery and possibilities for post-traumatic growth

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What are the recovery prospects for targets of severe workplace bullying or mobbing who are experiencing psychological trauma? Can they access effective treatments and help? Can they recover and heal from their ordeals to live rich, meaningful lives?

A few short decades ago, many psychological trauma experts were pessimistic about our ability to treat PTSD and related conditions. Yes, they were learning a lot about trauma, its symptoms, and its effects. However, their growing body of research and understanding had yet to yield many answers on treatment and healing.

We have come a long way since then. Today, we are at a point where the term post-traumatic growth is becoming a reality for many of those who have faced deeply traumatic experiences. This, in turn, allows us to be optimistic about recovery prospects for workplace bullying and mobbing targets who are dealing with trauma.

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Abuse survivors can draw inspiration from John McCain’s life story

Learning something new every day. Learn from others is a good motto. Thank you David Yamada, it was a great summing up you provided. I hope this blog reaches many.

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Here in America, the death of U.S. Senator John McCain is dominating the news, and rightly so. He has been a major political figure for several decades, marked by a penchant for outspokenness and independence that formed his trademark public image. Most of the McCain remembrances are looking at the broad arcs of his life and career, but upon reading Robert D. McFadden’s feature-length obituary for the New York Times, another thing hit me: He was a trauma survivor.

It’s a well-known part of McCain’s story that he survived more than five years as a POW during the Vietnam War. McCain was a fighter pilot, and during a mission over Hanoi in July 1967, his plane took a missile hit. He managed to eject, but he suffered two broken arms and a shattered knee in the process. He was quickly captured by the North Vietnamese, who immediately set upon…

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On being restlessly patient in advancing positive law and policy reforms

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A piece in the current issue of the Economist, the venerable British news magazine, resurrects the tax policy positions of Henry George, an author and political economist who built a worldwide following during the last half of the 19th century:

ON A trip to New York in the late 1860s the journalist Henry George was puzzled. He found the rapidly growing city to be a place of unimaginable wealth. Yet it also contained deeper poverty than the less-developed West Coast. How could this be? George had an epiphany. Too much of the wealth of New York was being extracted by landowners, who did nothing to contribute to the development of the city, but could extract its riches via rents. The problem could be solved by a tax on land values.

George’s subsequent masterpiece, “Progress and Poverty”, sold more copies in America in the 1890s than any other book except the Bible. It spawned campaigns…

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An advocate sees a pattern of abusive bosses

Sharing information from the “Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill.
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the bill into law. A great blog to follow. Bullying in the workplace is real.

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What are the roots of cruelty at work?-David Yamada

Here is a site to follow-lots of critical information linked to bullying in the workplace. Check out David Yamada’s latest blog at https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/what-are-the-roots-of-cruelty-at-work/

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Yet another study links workplace bullying to suicides. When is enough enough?

When will bullying in the workplace get on the news? Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill is something to pay attention too. Hopefully they will be the first ones in the country to have a bill in place to protect workers.

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In the news

Great information and resources being shared by David Yamada. Please stay tuned to the situations around bullying and sexual harassments in the workplace. It affects everyone.

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It has been a year of prominent news stories related to the workplace, especially the avalanche of accounts concerning sexual harassment. Here are many of the 2017 news stories in which I’ve been quoted or where my work has been discussed:

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Urgent: hold employers accountable for bullying employees

The organization has to be accountable and liable for bullying in the workplace. Why aren’t they and why isn’t there a law in place to protect the victims and witnesses? It has not impacted them enough in the pocket or not enough have died. Check out this blog from Massachusetts healthy workplace bill called: Urgent: hold employers accountable for bullying employees

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New study says teachers experience workplace bullying more than 3x as often as other workers

Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill posted that a new study says teachers experience workplace bullying more than 3x as often as other workers! This will be an interesting read. Keep up to date with the Massachusetts efforts on passing a workplace bullying bill.

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Ending sexual harassment at work means ending workplace bullying, says today’s LA Times

Wow the news is on overload! How do we keep up? It’s tough but we need to know what is going on with bullying and how it impacts the workplace along with the individuals. Bullying is a long lasting with deep impacts to individuals victims and witnesses. Check out this most recent one discussing sexual harassment. https://mahealthyworkplace.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/ending-sexual-harassment-at-work-means-ending-workplace-bullying-says-todays-la-times/

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